From November, 2013

New Autism Grant Program From Act Today

ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide care and treatment to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has announced it will commit up to $100,000 in funding to underserved families in the Coachella Valley who are impacted by autism as part of the ACT Today!

Insurance Issues In California

On November 18th the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) sent “cease and desist” orders to three insurers that denied coverage for speech and occupational therapy services without determining whether such care was medically necessary, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.

IBT’s Top Ten Autism Holiday Tips

The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) this week released ten of its top tips to minimize challenges for families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during the holiday season.

CARD Founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh To Speak In Florida

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh will be hosting a two-hour seminar entitled, “Creating a Comprehensive and Individualized Treatment Program for a Child with Autism,” on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Edison State College in Ft. Myers. This event is specifically designed for parents, practitioners, educators, and caregivers. Attendees will learn about effective, individualized treatment programs that teach necessary skills and maximize skill acquisition, specifically for children with ASD. If you would like to attend the event and hear Dr. Doreen speak, please RSVP to d.plump@centerforautism.com by Dec. 3.

CARD Founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Bringing Treatment Solutions to Florida Families

Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D, world- renowned autism expert, clinical psychologist, and the founder and CEO of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Inc., will host a two-hour seminar, “Creating a Comprehensive and Individualized Treatment Program for a Child with Autism,” on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Edison State College in Ft. Myers. Attendees will learn about effective, individualized treatment programs that teach necessary skills and maximize skill acquisition, specifically for children with ASD. The event is designed for parents, practitioners, educators, and caregivers. Attendees must RSVP to d.plump@centerforautism.com by Dec. 3.

CARD Launches Unique Program to Give Adults with Autism Greater Quality of Life

We’re launching the nation’s first-of-its-kind comprehensive treatment program for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The CARD Adult Services program uses intensive, scientifically-proven applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to place adults with ASD on the fast track to being functional in their daily lives, integrated into the community, and living their lives to their fullest potential.

Turkey

Gratitude

We just started our Thankful List – something we do every November. This year we are putting feathers into a pinecone turkey with the things we are thankful for written on each feather. My 4 year-old’s first feather says, “I’m thankful for our thankful turkey,” and my 2 year old’s says, “I Superman!”

November 14th Continuing Education Seminar

In partnership with CARD, the Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) is offering an option for autism professionals to get continuing education units (CE’s) . On November 11th IBT is hosting a live webinar for BCBA’s and BCABA’s entitled “Monsters on Board – Maximizing Practitioner Effectiveness with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)”. The webinar will last 2 and a half hours and will offer 3 credits with a cost of just $75!